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Fr. William Sheahan, SJ
Rockhurst Names Fr. Bill Sheahan Interim President

Father William T. Sheahan, SJ, will serve as the interim president for Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo. effective this July.

Jonathan R. Haden (Rockhurst ’75), Chairman of the Rockhurst Board of Trustees, made the announcement Feb. 7, noting that the board chose Fr. Sheahan “because of his demonstrated devotion to Catholic education, the Jesuit vision, and the mission of Rockhurst High School.”

Jesuit Father Terrence A. Baum, SJ, previously announced he will conclude his service to Rockhurst High in July after 13 years as president. David J. Laughlin, currently president of St. Louis University High School will join Rockhurst in July of 2018.

A member of this province, Father Sheahan currently serves as rector of the Rockhurst Jesuit Community. He has deep ties to Rockhurst High School and Ignatian formation. He joined the Rockhurst faculty during the fall of 2008 to teach Theology and English. He was the founder and original director of the Hurtado Scholars Program, a middle school mentoring program aimed at increasing diversity at Rockhurst High.   

To read more about Fr. Sheahan's appointment, visit the Rockhurst High School website.


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